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The Common Room / Re: Alice Wheeler ?
« on: Monday 05 January 15 20:33 GMT (UK)  »
Did Alice have relatives living in Ecclesall Bierlow ? She may have gone to a relatives for the birth.

Edit - The Jessop Hospital for Women had an annexe at Norton Hall which is in Ecclesall B.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Arthur Lee Steelworks
« on: Friday 27 June 08 20:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi Helen,
      You may well find lots of info on the Sheffield History forum at
   Regards - Dave S

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Yorkshire Brickwall re location name
« on: Thursday 31 January 08 15:05 GMT (UK)  »
   Let's not forget the village of Shelf, near Halifax.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Desperately seeking Grange Farm Sheffield
« on: Monday 17 December 07 12:47 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Adelphi,
   The Godfrey Edition 1905 map of Nether Edge has a Grange Farm just off Carterknowle Rd ( Carter Knowle Lane on the 1905 map ). It is on the opposite side to what is usually considered to be the Knab Farm area. It is also shown as Grange Farm on the modern AZ maps.
   There are currently some old buildings converted to private dwellings just below the Carterknowle Rd/Springfield Ave junction which may well be the old farm buildings.

         regards - Dave

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Mystery Hotel 1912 ????????
« on: Thursday 22 March 07 15:27 GMT (UK)  »
   Could the street be Railway Place? The 1919 Kellys Directory has a Railway Hotel on Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, and the modern Multimap shows Cleethorpe Road and Railway Place as adjacent. Could the photo be of a side/rear entrance?

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Mystery Hotel 1912 ????????
« on: Friday 02 March 07 01:37 GMT (UK)  »
   And here is another thought. Just above the street sign could there be an old type telephone line bracket with a cable running down over the street sign ?


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Mystery Hotel 1912 ????????
« on: Friday 02 March 07 01:23 GMT (UK)  »
   Sorry, but I can't agree about the basement. I think that what appears to be window tops is fancy stone or brickwork, partially obscured by a planter or other garden ornament in front of the left hand bay window.
   Every time I look at this photo I see in my mind a modern setting with tables and umbrellas in front of the windows. Is this a vivid imagination or a real but vague memory ?

   Regards - Dave

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Mystery Hotel 1912 ????????
« on: Wednesday 28 February 07 00:28 GMT (UK)  »
   There were two stations in the Wicker area. The Victoria station (Great Central Railway) was at high level and accessed by stairs and a lift from The Wicker. The other station was Wicker Station and was solely a goods station for the Midland Railway used before they built their passenger line into Sheffield along with the Midland Station, which is on, and always has been on, Sheaf Street.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Mystery Hotel 1912 ????????
« on: Tuesday 27 February 07 21:34 GMT (UK)  »
   If you search for 'Midland Station Hotel' on there is a long distance shot down Howard Street which shows a 4-story building. This would put it very near to the station itself, so the Midland Hotel shown on Paul Es 1895 map is probably it. However, the 1905 Godfrey map does not show it, and the area where it was (and Station Road) has become a goods yard.

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